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A New Dawn, A New Don

Obama? I've got nothing to add to what I've said these last eight years. But I'll reprise one of my favorite details from his largely fictitious biography, from page 141 of The [Un]documented Mark Steyn: Courtesy of David Maraniss' new book, we now know that yet another key prop of Barack Obama's identity is false: His Kenyan grandfather was not brutally tortured or even non-brutally detained by his British colonial masters. The composite gram'pa joins an ever-swelling cast of characters from ...

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Pallies on the Potomac

According to my inspired compatriot Kathy Shaidle, Donald Trump is President Sinatra: Here are two paradigmatic New Yorkers who brawled their way to the top; tabloid liaisons here, a trio of devoted children there; men of eye-watering generosity (you've heard the "we've paid off your mortgage" story by now) and spleen (the name of Sinatra's record company, Reprise, was pronounced with a long "i," as in "reprisal"). Note, too, the almost belligerent philo-Semitism: In 1948, as a favor to a ...

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Tribulations, But No Trials

On Tuesday's eve-of-inauguration edition of The Mark Steyn Show, former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann swings by the studio to preview what the next four years might bring. Also in presidential mode, I offer a few inaugural observations - and consider the attempt to de-legitimize the incoming chief executive. And it's Flag Day on the Steyn scene - if only for Canucks and Aussies. For more details on The Mark Steyn Show, see here. ~On the second anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo ...

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Topical Take

Flash Bang

Anthony Armstrong-Jones was the first commoner to marry a British king's daughter in 400 years, and in 1960 his profession - "society photographer" - lent a dash of trendiness and modernity to the Royal Family. By the time of his death 57 years later, the first Earl of Snowdon, a prodigious swinger of Swinging London, seemed far more quaintly passé than any of the more conventional royal consorts...

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Steyn on America

Where No Debate Should Exist

Steyn on the day after tomorrow, DC justice delayed, and sex scandals here and there

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

This Masquerade

For this week's live-music edition of Steyn's Song of the Week, multi-Grammy-winning Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer sings Leon Russell's slinkiest love song:

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Mark at the Movies

Metropolis

From this weekend's Mark Steyn Show, here's another video edition of our Mark at the Movies department, in which Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang, joins Mark to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lang's futuristic masterpiece, Metropolis:

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Steyn's Song of the Week

Aba Daba Honeymoon

For this week's live-music edition of Steyn's Song of the Week, Maria Muldaur temporarily abandons "Midnight at the Oasis" for a wild jungle ride:

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